(WRIC) — Wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race has died following a battle with lung cancer. He was 76.
In a statement, WWE said it “is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race passed away today at age 76. WWE extends its condolences to Race’s family, friends and fans.”
Vince McMahon, chairman and CEO of the World Wrestling Entertainment, said that “Harley Race was literally the King of his profession for 25 years. Long live the King.”
Race was a multiple-time world heavyweight champion battling wrestling legends like Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and Terry Funk over a span of decades.